Monthly Archives: February 2021

The rise of yarn crafts during the pandemic

This dreary and dreaded pandemic has inspired many people to take up new hobbies and interests. Idle bodies and restless minds have turned to craftsmanship to cope. Forms of yarn making, such as knitting and crocheting, have thus grown in popularity. The accessibility of this time-consuming, low-energy, yet productive activity …

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Pictured: Recently married pilot instructor, 24, killed in crash near Alabama airport

The U.S. Air Force said on Sunday that a Japanese Air Self Defense Force flight instructor and student pilot were killed when a training plane crashed in Alabama. The Air Force released the name of the instructor who died when the T-38C Talon trainer plane crashed on Friday near Montgomery, …

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Stitch and Skein arts and crafts store opens in downtown Marion

Opening an arts and crafts store has always been a dream in Candice DeWitt’s head. As a child, she crocheted purses for her Barbies; a skill she learned when a woman at a yard sale taught her how to crochet. Then, about 13 years ago, DeWitt learned to knit from …

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Gun instructor convicted of restaurant shooting

A former gun instructor who accidentally shot and seriously injured an 82-year-old woman at an Oak Harbor restaurant a year ago has been sentenced to 12 months in jail. David A. Goodman, 58, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Island County Superior Court to third degree assault, with one aggravating circumstance. Goodman, …

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Comfortable craftsmanship to help you relax and online tools to make your job easier

This winter has us hibernating more than usual, and people continue to turn to hobbies not only to pass the time and do something creative, but also as a source of comfort. The whole process of making and creating is very therapeutic, says Arounna Khounnoraj, owner of Bookhou, an art …

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